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How Yoga and Travel Can Dispel The Five Kleshas

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Yoga Philosophy

How Yoga and Travel Can Dispel The Five Kleshas

By: Katie Lee In Sutra II.3 Book Two, Sadhana Pada, of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras it is written: Avida Asmita Raga Dvesha Abhinivesha Pancha Klesha avidya = spiritual forgetting, ignorance asmita = associated with I-ness raga = attraction or drawing to, addiction dvesha = aversion or pushing away, hatred abhinivesha = resistance to loss, fear of death of identity, desire for continuity pancha = five klesha = colored, painful, afflicted, impure; the root klish means to cause...

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Yoga Outdoors: Removing The Conditions From Your Practice

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Global Yoga, Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Outdoors: Removing The Conditions From Your Practice

By: Katie Lee Why is removing conditions from your yoga practice and your life so important? On my most recent adventure in Colombia where I had practice a lot of yoga outdoors I met a fellow traveller from North America. After talking for a little bit the subject moved to yoga. He expressed his love of yoga and how much he benefited from his practice…at home. He explained that in no way could he practice yoga outdoors in nature, only at his studio in his home city. He...

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Simplicity and Finding Happiness Through Yoga: David’s Ostional Story

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Global Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Simplicity and Finding Happiness Through Yoga: David’s Ostional Story

Like many a great love affair, David Autio’s relationship with yoga begins with meeting a girl. This, however, is not a boy-meets-girl story. The day after he graduated from college, David boarded a plane to Guatemala, with intentions to seek adventure as he made his way down to Panama. Somewhere in Nicaragua, however, he met a girl. “She was the happiest girl I’d ever met in my entire life,” he says. She was the hostel’s yoga instructor, and David “somehow got...

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Ashtanga Yoga Without Feeding The Ego

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Ashtanga Yoga Without Feeding The Ego

There are some important questions you should ask yourself in your Ashtanga yoga practice.  Are you surrendering to the method or are you working in the opposite way. If we take on the practice without a motivation to surrender and trust in the process we could be unconsciously strengthening our ego instead of deconstructing it. We’re all just really confused. That’s what Patanjali thinks, anyway. If his Yoga Sutras is a systematic roadmap for reaching enlightenment,...

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Teeth Brushing for The Soul: Cultivating Detachment Through Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Teeth Brushing for The Soul: Cultivating Detachment Through Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Sometimes it is hard to let go of ambition and silence the inner critic in our daily yoga practice? How can we actually understand and learn detachment in our yoga practice? Looking at it from the action of brushing your teeth  might be helpful to tap into the feeling of non attachment on and off the mat. Let’s talk about oral hygiene. We all know brushing your teeth is important. Giving your chompers a good cleaning is probably a regular part of your daily...

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Living In The Question

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Yoga Philosophy

Living In The Question

In our yoga school we encourage our students to look within and pay attention to any questions arising during the practice or during the daily life as these questions are of great importance for our wellbeing. We want to learn how to stay with the question, not necessarily finding an answer or getting all stressed out about not knowing the answer, just observing what feelings and thoughts are brought to the surface. A dynamic way towards self realisation and being...

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